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Screen Lock Settings

You can increase the security of your phone by creating a screen lock. When enabled, you will be asked to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen, enter the correct PIN, or enter the correct password to unlock the phone’s control keys, buttons, and touchscreen. You can also use face recognition to unlock your screen.

Enable or Disable the Lock and Security Screens

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app icon Settings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Tap Screen lock to show the lock screen and not the security screen.
  4. Tap None to disable both the lock and security screens.

Use Face Unlock - Smart Lock

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings.
  2. Tap Screen lock, and then select and set up a screen lock. This will be your backup screen lock method to use in case the phone doesn’t recognize you or a trusted device.
  3. On the Security screen, tap Smart Lock.
  4. Confirm your screen lock and tap Next.
  5. Tap Trusted face.
  6. Tap Set up > Next and follow the screen instructions.
  7. Tap Lock phone after, and then specify the idle time before the screen is locked.

To help make Smart Lock more reliable and more secure, you can to train HTC 10 to recognize your face in different situations, such as when you’re wearing glasses or sporting a beard.

Tap Smart Lock, confirm your screen lock, then tap Trusted face > Improve facematching. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Use a Screen Unlock Pattern

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Tap Screen lock > Pattern.
  4. Draw the screen unlock pattern by connecting at least four dots in a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal direction. Lift your finger from the screen when finished.
  5. The phone records the pattern. Tap Continue.
  6. When prompted, draw the screen unlock pattern again, and then tap Confirm.

If you fail to draw the correct unlock pattern on the screen after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Note: To change your unlock screen pattern, tap Screen lock on the Security Draw your current screen unlock pattern and then tap Pattern.

Use a Screen Unlock PIN

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app icon Settings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Tap Screen lock > PIN.
  4. Enter a PIN and tap Continue.
  5. Enter your PIN again to confirm and tap OK.

If you fail to enter the correct PIN after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.

Use a Screen Unlock Password

  1. Tap home key > apps list icon > settings app iconSettings.
  2. Tap Security.
  3. Tap Screen lock > Password.
  4. Enter a password and tap Continue.
  5. Enter your password again to confirm and tap OK.

If you fail to enter the correct password after five attempts, you will be prompted to wait for 30 seconds before you can try again.